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The 25-acre Equestrian Center operates an extensive year-round English and Western riding program. Located on campus, the center features horse-boarding facilities, a 45,000-square-foot covered riding arena, a regulation dressage court, four barns and several pastures. Whether you are new to the sport or an experienced rider, you'll gain skills and confidence under the direction of our professionally trained staff.

Campus Recreation Fee Waiver

Campus Recreation is excited to offer a fee waiver for students interested in participating in programming at any of our centers, made possible through a partnership with Amazon. Any current and active fee paying UC Davis student can apply for a fee waiver to enroll in classes at less than the usual cost. The application period for the fall quarter is currently open. More information can be found with the Campus Recreation Fee Waiver Application.

Boarding Spaces Available at the Equestrian Center

The Equestrian Center has a limited number of stalls available for Fall Quarter.  Contact the office soon to reserve your space and take advantage of our convenient on-campus location and ride on any or all of the equestrian teams that call the Equestrain Center home.  Utilize our 45,000 square foot covered arena for protected riding and training.  We boast many riding spaces, including a grass derby field and surrounding hilly galloping track, a supersized covered arena, regulation dressage court, two additional outdoor arenas, and several turnouts. The facility is fully staffed with four resident barn supervisors for 24/7 care. Stall board includes daily cleaning and twice daily feedings of grass and/or alfalfa hay. Pasture board includes twice daily feeding of orchard grass hay and alfalfa hay and regular cleaning.  Contact the Equestrian Center's Main Office at 530-752-2372 for more information or email at equestriancenter@campusrec.ucdavis.edu. You can also fax us at 530-752-3190.

Muriel B. Gill Fee Waiver Program

The Equestrian Center is excited to offer a fee waiver program for students interested in group lessons for the upcoming school year. Made possible by a generous gift from the Gill family, current UC Davis students can apply for a fee waiver to allow them to enroll in group lessons at half the usual cost. The application period for Fall Quarter lessons has closed.  Applications will reopen prior to Winter Quarter registration.  In the mean time, we encourage you to check out the Campus Recreation Fee Waiver (see above) which can be used toward lessons and programs at the Equestrian Center. 

Fall Session I Lessons Open for Registration September 1

Fall Session I lessons open for registration September 1. Fall Session I lessons will run October 9–November 6. Spring Session II lessons will open for registration on October 23 and run November 6–December 10.  Please note there will be no group lessons the week of Thanksgiving (November 20-November 26).  Fall Quarter is a busy and vibrant time at the Equestrian Center, come join the fun and learn a new skill while you do!

Guardian Angel Training

The Guardian Angel training series will run concurrently with each lesson session. The training series is required for all individuals wishing to participate in the Guardian Angel program at the Equestrian Center. Important aspects of horse care, horse behavior and safety will be covered. Upon completion of the training series, participants will be assigned a horse and will become a Guardian Angel! Please contact the Main Office with any questions at 530-752-2372 or at equestriancenter@campusrec.ucdavis.edu.